How is the mil rate (tax rate) determined?
Property taxes are levied according to a mil rate. The mil rate is the dollars / cents per $1,000 of value that you will pay in property taxes. For example, if you own a home valued at $100,000 and the tax rate is 20 mils, then your tax bill will be $2,000 (or $20 x 100).Read More

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1. Why have a property tax?
2. What property is taxed?
3. How is property assessed? (market value)
4. How is the mil rate (tax rate) determined?
5. How does my property value (valuation) affect the amount of taxes I pay?
6. What services do property taxes fund?
7. Why do assessed values change from year to year?
8. Why has my Homestead / Veteran’s exemption changed?
9. How can I appeal my valuation?
10. How can I appeal the tax rate?
11. How can I submit address changes or corrections?
12. What is the Portland Downtown assessment?
13. Was my Homestead Exemption or any other exemption applied to my bill?
14. Where can I get further information?